“We are Crew, not passengers.”

What is CREW?

Centennial’s crew leaders support students’ social, emotional, and academic development while fostering their sense of wonder.


Meet the CREW

Laura Munro

Laura Munro – has called Colorado home for over 20 years, but was born and raised in New Orleans. After attending high school and college on the East coast she packed her bags and headed for the mountains of Colorado thinking she’d only stay for the summer. Once she decided that working as an educator was her true passion she went back to school to get her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and an Endorsement in Bilingual Education. Laura began her teaching career at the preschool and elementary levels. Through out her career she has served in a variety of capacities across some of the state’s leading school districts. In addition to being a classroom teacher, she’s been an Instructional Coach, ESL Director, and a Director of Student Achievement for Diverse Learners. Laura has an entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and focus to ensure the academic success for the children attending Centennial, A School for Expeditionary Learning. When she’s not at Centennial Laura loves mountain bike, cook, read and have adventures in the Colorado mountains with her husband and two young daughters.

Emily Volkert

Asst. Principal
Emily Volkert is ecstatic to row with Centennial’s CREW and community! Emily’s education journey has included teaching children and adults to ride horses as a wrangler at a dude ranch, English to K – 8th graders in Patagonia, Chile, 5th graders in Nashville, Tennessee, and 3rd grade ELA-S students at Newlon Elementary in Denver Public Schools. Most recently, Emily was a literacy specialist for DPS and taught Intermediate Guided Reading Plus for 3rd – 5th grade teachers. She has a B.A. in International Affairs, Environmental Studies and Economics and a M.A. in Teaching, Learning and Leading. She is passionate about fostering independence and a sense of wonder to enable kids and communities to succeed. Emily enjoys cooking and hiking with her husband, learning to play the guitar and gardening.

Stacy Garcia

Office Support
Stacy was raised in NW Denver and was a student at Centennial when it opened in 1976. She went on to Skinner, North, and received a degree in Architectural Drafting. Stacy has been married to her husband for 34 years, after meeting him when they were both students at Skinner Middle School. When Stacy isn’t assisting our families at Centennial, she is very active swimming, biking, running, and hiking and spending time with her adult children.

Jaime Castillo

Office Support
Jamie was born and raised in Colorado. She has 2 girls and has been married for 30 years. When she’s done organizing Centennial’s staff and finances, and making sure the school is stocked up with supplies, she enjoys cooking and reading.

Jessie Blakstad

Jessie Blakstad earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Education with a concentration in Linguistically Diverse Education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Since graduating in 2007, Jessie has worked with young children including toddlers, preschoolers, and third graders in teaching positions and as a Program Coordinator. She is very excited to teach preschoolers in Centennial’s ECE-3 classroom. In 2014 she started a master’s degree program at the University of Denver in Early Childhood Special Education, which she will complete in May of 2017. Jessie’s career has taken her from Durango, to Glenwood Springs, and Denver. As a Colorado native she loves hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains! In her free time, Jessie also enjoys traveling both domestically and internationally and exploring the city!

Emily Gann

Emily is very excited to be part of the Centennial Crew! Emily earned her BA in Communication Studies and her Master’s in Teaching from the University of San Francisco. Emily has taught kindergarten for five years, and is thrilled to be in ECE at Centennial. She enjoys sharing her love of learning with her students. When not in the classroom, Emily loves hiking, running, spending time with her friends, and traveling.

Mira Killmeyer

Mira is a Colorado native who has lived in Denver for over 20 years. After studying at Metropolitan State University of Denver and earning her BA in Communications with an emphasis and minor in Early Childhood Education and a Colorado teaching license in Early Childhood Education, she began her teaching career as a first/second grade and kindergarten teacher in Douglas County at an Expeditionary Learning school. When her first son was born, she began her own family childcare home and preschool in NW Denver, Great Heights Preschool. In her time as teacher, director and owner of Great Heights, she had a second son, earned her Reading Specialist MA from Regis University and developed lifelong relationships with children and families in the neighborhood. After running the program for seven years, she was ready to work again with colleagues and mentors who could push her thinking and help her grow professionally, so she joined Denver Public Schools as an Early Education Partner. In her partner role at Denver Public schools, she grew in her ability to coach and facilitate adult learners and got to see some of the inner workings of a large urban school district but missed connecting directly with children and families. Her two boys, Dylan and Sam are now age 11 and 10 and she spends her free time with them and her husband, visits with friends and family, enjoys time in nature in the mountains and time at home watching movies, and planning her next great adventure.

Michelle Prestien

Michelle was born and raised in Colorado, growing up in Boulder. She currently lives in southeast Denver with her daughter and doggie. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in Business Administration. After having such a wonderful experience with her daughter during elementary school, Michelle knew that her calling was to work with young children. She started her teaching career as an ECE Paraprofessional for DPS and completed her student internship last year and received her Teaching License in Early Childhood Education in May of 2014. As a life-long learner, her goal is to complete her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Her expeditionary learning philosophy is believing that children learn by doing and that she is to guide students along this life-long journey with care, compassion and respect for their diverse learning styles. Addressing individual differences increases the potential for learning and creativity in each student. In addition to working with children both during and after school, Michelle loves to hang out with her beautiful daughter and dog and enjoys swimming, reading, meditation and eating chocolate

Laura Rankin

Laura is excited to be part of the crew at Centennial. She is passionate about providing high quality authentic learning experiences for children and empowering them with the positive skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Laura grew up on a small farm in northeast Iowa and moved to Colorado shortly after graduating high school to become a nanny. She has over ten years of experience as a lead preschool teacher in the Denver metro area. She received her BA in Early Childhood Education from Regis University in 2015. Laura lives in Wheat Ridge with her husband and their dog Roxie. They have have two children in college, both studying to be teachers. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, swimming and sewing.

Jennifer Cabazos

ECE Paraprofessional

Michelle Cardon

ECE Paraprofessional
Michelle has been at Centennial since 2004 and enjoyed every bit of it. This is my second year with ECE 3 and I truly love working with the little ones. “ A smile a day goes a long way”, is my moto. When not at school I enjoy spending time with my daughters and pets.

Virginia Jimenez

ECE Paraprofessional

Patti Maes

ECE Paraprofessional

Jeannie Patterson

ECE Paraprofessional
Tonia Brooks

Tonia Brooks

Tonia (Tone-ya) is not a Colorado native, but she has lived in Colorado for over a decade. After graduating from high school, indecision in declaring a major at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire prompted her to make a change, and a move out west! Through her experience teaching young children to ski in Steamboat Springs, she discovered that her love of working with children was actually more than that, she had a true passion for teaching young children. Tonia decided to resume her college studies but this time with a clear focus and, with a wedding and a baby along the way, graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Early Childhood Education from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Tonia prioritizes teaching the “whole child” and embraces teaching content and social-emotional wellbeing in unison. Constructivist theory and research-based teaching methods are the foundations of Tonia’s teaching. She looks for ways to create wonder and a love of learning in her classroom everyday, and she values students’ families as teaching partners. Outside of teaching, Tonia enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, her 3 year old daughter, Emma, and her chihuahua, Dolce. She relishes in opportunities to explore and learn new things, making her preferred reading list a stack of scientific journal articles. She regularly practices yoga and has recently started volunteering with Project Worthmore, supporting refugees and their families.

Lisa Hinely

Lisa earned her undergraduate for education at Regis University and her Masters Degree in Linguistically Diverse Education at the University of Colorado Denver. Lisa has taught first grade for six years and is thrilled to be teaching first grade again at Centennial A School For Expeditionary Learning. She is excited to make learning engaging and meaningful for her students. She loves how enthused the children get when they learn something new. When Lisa is not teaching, she loves being around her friends, family, and animals!

Jessica Stimac

Kinder/1st Grade
Jessica graduated from the Stanley British Teacher Preparation Program in May 2015 and am working towards my Masters in Human Learning and Development with a concentration in Early Literacy at UCD. My undergraduate focus was in environmental science. I worked as an environmental educator for six years and continue to teach outdoors in the summer months. I love teaching because I am able to help instill a love of learning, and sense of curiosity and wonder in children. Hands-on, expeditionary learning is my passion!! My hobbies include exploring the outdoors with my fiancé and two dogs, backpacking, fishing, cooking, gardening, and yoga!

Kate Winslow

1st Grade
Kate was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She began her education in DPS and always dreamed of becoming a DPS teacher herself. Kate attended Wheaton College (MA) and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Elementary Education. Kate loves to play basketball, go skiing, and spend time with her friends and family. She is so excited to be teaching Kindergarten and joining the Centennial Crew!

Chris Christoff

Virtual K/1st
Chris (pictured center) is very excited to be part of the Crew! He grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and received a degree in history from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he also ran on the varsity track and cross country teams. He is currently working on completing his masters in critical pedagogy at the University of Colorado Denver and is working to complete an Early Literacy Certificate via Guided Reading Plus classes. Chris loves working with students and sharing his love of learning. Outside of teaching, he enjoys reading and continues to run competitively.

Monica Osborn

Virtual K/1st/2nd
Monica Osborn-O’Dowd is thrilled to be part of the Centennial Community and part of the Crew! Being with children and nourishing their sense of wonder and excitement to learn brings joy to her day. Monica has lived in the Denver area for the past three years. Before coming to colorful Colorado, She lived in California and grew up in New Mexico where she earned a B.S. and M.A. in Elementary Education and an Ed. S. in Educational Leadership. During her teaching career, Monica has taught primarily multi-age classes, in grades kindergarten through fourth. She has also had the pleasure of teaching Early Childhood Education students at California State University Channel Islands. Monica enjoys traveling, art, playing with her dog, and spending time with her husband and his four wonderful children.

Robyn Thompson

Virtual K/1st/2nd
Robyn’s belief in Expeditionary Learning is reflected by the quote: “Students do work that is good for the mind, good for the soul, and good for the world.” Over the past eight years, Robyn has fallen in love with her role as an educator, teaching age groups ranging from first through fifth grade, with a most recent role as a first grade teacher at Centennial. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Manchester College in her home state of Indiana, Robyn felt a pull towards Denver, where she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She was inspired by the students she met and received her teaching license from the University of Northern Colorado and is earning a Master’s in Linguistically Diverse Education at University of Colorado at Denver. She believes the Expeditionary Learning model is how she would have wanted to learn as a child, and it nurtures a sense of wonder and exploration and enables children to contribute to their community in meaningful ways. Outside of school, Robyn loves cooking, swimming, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs, Raleigh and Chico. Students hear many stories about her four-legged babies!

Betlihem Ghebrekidan

2nd Grade
Betlihem's family is originally from a small country in Africa called, Eritrea but Colorado has always been home. As first generation, I earned my undergraduate in Public Health and International Relations in 2015 from CU Denver and I plan to continue my education in Early Childhood Development. One thing I have come to know about myself is how passionate I am in caring for others. I love working with children because I always have a blast and everyday is different. It is so exciting to see their faces light up when learning. In my spare time, I love traveling and spend time with my family and friends. I am so grateful to be a part of this crew!

Raychel LaFontaine

2nd Grade

Erin Abner

Virtual 2nd/3rd
Erin came to Centennial from Charleston, S.C. where she has lived most of her life. Her passion for education has been a lifelong journey which began while volunteering at The Boys and Girls Club and also while teaching karate. Erin received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston following which she began teaching in the Charleston County School District. She soon became intrigued with using hands-on instructional strategies in the classroom. This inspired Erin to return to the College of Charleston and obtain a Master's degree in Science and Math. After completion of graduate school she transitioned out of the classroom into an instructional coach role. When Charleston County School District was awarded a Race to the Top Award to implement a competency-based personalized learning framework, she served as the demonstration coach and teacher for the district. Erin is excited to trade beaches for mountains as her family relocates to the Denver area.

Veronica Carrejo

3rd Grade
Veronica is from El Paso, Texas and moved to Denver in 1997. She earned her BA in Spanish with a licensure in elementary education from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2003. She has been teaching for 12 years, most recently at Harrington Elementary in Denver, and has experience teaching first, fourth and fifth grade. During her free time Veronica enjoys being outdoors, cooking and hanging out with her loved ones.

Nancy Gutierrez-Delgado

3rd Grade
Nancy Gutierrez-Delgado is excited to be part of the Centennial Crew! She has a passion for her job and is dedicated to each of her students. Nancy was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado where she earned her B.A in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESL. She has had the pleasure of teaching kindergarten for the past six months and has worked as a paraprofessional in kindergarten, fourth, and fifth grade. Nancy loves playing basketball, reading a good book, traveling to Mexico, and spending time with her family and friends. Her desire is to ignite a passion for learning into each child she comes across.

Haley Naes

3rd Grade
Haley is so excited to be part of the Centennial Crew! Haley grew up in Glenwood Springs and earned her B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado Boulder and her M.A. in Elementary Education from Regis University. Haley strives to empower learners by creating a compassionate and effective learning environment that fosters a sense of wonder and supports all learning styles. During her free time, Haley enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, practicing yoga, skiing and spending time with her family, friends, fiancé and their dog, Riley.

Erica Silva

4th Grade
Erica earned her BA in behavioral science, with a minor and licensure in elementary education, and an emphasis on linguistically diverse education from Metropolitan State University in 2013. She has experience teaching first, second, and third grade, and has been involved in Montessori and traditional education for over 18 years. As a mother of five children and one grandchild, Erica has an understanding of many perspectives. She is ecstatic about teaching second grade at Centennial since children are her greatest joy. During her free time, Erica enjoys hiking in the mountains with her family, and reading great books. She and her husband also get great pleasure from being a part of what their children love to do –dance, theater and sports.

Lauren Karpel

4th Grade
Lauren is so excited to be returning to Centennial! I grew up in the Boulder area and love calling Colorado home. I earned my B.A. in Psychology and a licensure in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. This is my fourth year teaching and my second year teaching fourth grade. Working with children has always been my passion and I believe that students learn best when they feel supported and cared for by the community around them. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, hiking, playing with my pup and reading.

Nicole Savinar

Virtual 4th/5th
Nicole (Nic) Savinar is a Colorado native. Her, her husband, and her puppy Chauncey live in the Highlands and absolutely love the neighborhood. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She then attended the University of Phoenix to complete her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She is currently working on her Linguistically Diverse Education Master's degree through Regis University. She is a lifelong learner who jumps at opportunities to grow and evolve as a person and an educator. This is her second year being a part of Centennial's CREW and she couldn't be more excited to be back! She is beginning her seventh year in teaching, having experience in first, third, fourth, and fifth grades. Nic’s favorite part about teaching is building relationships with her students, their families, and the community. She believes that she can make a difference in the lives of her students by fostering creativity, developing character, and having the mindset that all students can succeed. She is a diehard Broncos and Buffs fan! During her free time, Nic enjoys traveling, running, skiing, scrapbooking, and spending time with friends and family. She is currently training to run the NYC Marathon in November, a goal she's been wanting to achieve since she began running races 5 years ago. "Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." -Robert John Meehan

Andy Lubansky

5th Grade
Andy grew up in Minnesota and moved to Colorado for the first time in 2001 to serve as an Americorps VISTA member. He moved to Northern Ireland in 2004 to work with Habitat for Humanity and then returned to Colorado in 2007. Andy spent most of his pre-teaching career working with nonprofit organizations in the areas of health and human services and early childhood development. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!) and joins the staff after completing the Boettcher Teacher Residency in which he apprenticed with a master teacher right here at Centennial. Andy, his wife, and their two children live in the Centennial neighborhood and both kids are students at Centennial. In his free time, Andy loves to read, ride bikes (mountain and road), travel, and goof around with his kids.His teaching philosophy revolves around creating a classroom of lifelong learners. "The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned, but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together." - Eric Hoffer

Josie Pack

5th Grade
Josie was born in Denver on Lowry Air Force Base. She grew up in Colorado Springs where she attended UCCS (CU-Colorado Springs) and earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Management. Josie spent ten years in marketing, working closely with curriculum, which inspired her to take the plunge into teaching. In 2015, Josie earned her Master’s degree in Education and Elementary Curriculum. She is so excited to be part of the Centennial Crew, teaching alongside some of the most committed educators and fascinating students Denver has to offer. When she’s not in the classroom, Josie spends time with her awesome husband Dave and their two hilarious kids, Conrad and Rosemary. The Pack family enjoys pizza nights, living room dance parties, and pretending to sleep in.

Katie McGowan

Katie moved to Colorado in 2011 after teaching ECE- 12th grade art for five years in New York State. She earned her BFA from Alfred University and her Masters in Education from Walden University. Katie enjoys working with her students outside of her art room coaching the Girls on the Run Program, working with Centennials running club and facilitating multiple after school Art Clubs. When she is not at school, Katie enjoys coaching CrossFit and gymnastics, running, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, sewing, drawing and adventuring in the sunshine.

Cindy Spruce

Library/Digital Literacy
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Cindy followed her sense of adventure and moved west. She taught Kindergarten in Cherry Creek for ten years 10 years and then went on to earned her Masters in Library Science from the University of Denver. Cindy was the librarian at Brown Elementary School in DPS for seven years. In addition to working at Brown, she has been working with Expeditionary Learning as a research librarian creating book lists and curriculum text to support the Common Core ELA curriculum. She is looking forward to working at Centennial and supporting Expeditionary Learning's dynamic curriculum that fosters the growth of all students. In her free time she enjoys reading, running, knitting and spending time with her husband, daughters and crazy dogs.

Shari Marcely

Physical Education
Shari Marcely (PE) - I have been fortunate to live my dream and my passion for 15 years in the Denver Public School District as a Physical Education teacher. The athletic gifts that I have been given led to a full athletic scholarship in softball and allowed me to earn a teaching degree in K-12 Physical Education. A softball tournament led me to the love of my life and my husband of 17 years, Marty. Our mutual love for sports were passed on to our two sons (Shayne- 15 and Riley- 11) who couldn't be loved more and continue to keep us busy with their own athletic pursuits including hockey, baseball, golf, basketball and lacrosse. When I am not spending time with the family on or off the field, you can find me at the rink enthusiastically pursuing my passion and trying to keep my balance on the slippery surface of the ice playing hockey.

Michelle Morton

Michelle is excited to be a part of the Centennial Community! This is her second year teaching in Denver Public Schools after 12 years of teaching and traveling abroad. She grew up in Virginia and attended the University of Virginia, where she earned her BA in Psychology and Masters Degree in Teaching. Michelle started her teaching career at the bilingual John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany. She taught Kindergarten and looped up to teach First Grade to a wonderful group of bilingual children. After two years living in and loving Berlin, Michelle relocated to Singapore, where she taught First Grade for five years at Singapore American School. The next adventure for Michelle was a year traveling with her husband, John. They spent the year exploring India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Jordan, and re-connecting with friends and family in Berlin and the US. The next four years took Michelle back to Europe, teaching Second Grade at the International School of Prague. When she and her husband left Prague, they spent the summer biking in Europe, before relocating to Denver, where Michelle spent the 2015-2016 school year working as a substitute teacher in DPS. Michelle lives a full life, balancing her love for teaching with cooking, biking, reading, skiing, and volunteering with Denver Food Rescue.

Allie Lubhar

Special Education Paraprofessional

Rosemary Gray

Special Education Paraprofessional

Rachel Aragon

General Assignment Paraprofessional

Kelly Dixon

ESL/Literacy Intervention
Kelly graduated from the Denver Teacher Residency Program and earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Denver and her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. She is excited to be a part of the Centennial community and is passionate about serving in education and instilling a love of learning in her students, as well as empowering and advocating for underrepresented communities. She began her teaching career in 2011 through teaching English as a second language and has experience teaching third and fourth grade. In her free time, Kelly loves doing yoga, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Karen Sandberg

Gifted & Talented

Anamarie Nall

Multi-Intensive Severe (MI-S)
Anamarie graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Special Education and working on her MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Urban Pedagogy from CU-Denver. She has been teaching in Denver for three years working with students with a wide range of disabilities. Her dedication and love for teaching helps foster a very welcoming classroom community. She believes in inclusion and is a huge advocate for her students. Anamarie’s commitment to meet each student’s individual needs helps each student become successful and grow exponentially throughout the school year. Outside of teaching, Anamarie enjoys snowboarding, hiking, exercising, traveling, hanging out with friends and shopping.

Grace Krause

Special Education
Grace grew up in Kansas City, earning her Bachelor's degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, she moved to Denver to pursue a career in teaching as a Math Fellow at Centennial. Grace went on to earn her Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Colorado Denver and is excited to be teaching at Centennial. Outside of school, Grace loves to spend time outside, running and climbing with friends and family.

Claire Raab

Special Education / Mental Health
Claire is excited to be joining the Centennial CREW this year! Claire grew up in Buffalo, NY, and just moved out to Denver from Boston. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics with a minor in Special Education from Boston College in Massachusetts. After graduation, Claire worked as an Americorp member with City Year Boston and then as a resource teacher in the Boston Public School. Claire has a dog named Annie and she is her adventure buddy! Outside of school, Claire loves reading, dancing, skiing, hiking, camping, and hanging with friends and family.

Lauren Forsythe

School Psychologist
Lauren originally hails from Iowa, and has recently happily settled in Denver after living in different corners of the country, most recently DC. After teaching at a private school in NYC for two years, Lauren moved to the San Francisco area, where she taught in a high school class for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. She earned a Masters in School Psychology at San Francisco State University and then a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology at George Mason University in Virginia. Lauren worked as a psychologist in Fairfax County Public Schools for three years. She and her husband moved to Denver two years ago, and she spent last year working at Math and Science Leadership Academy, another public elementary school in DPS. Lauren enjoys working with diverse learners and helping families support their children’s social-emotional development. Lauren loves to travel to visit friends and family, as well as spend time exploring Denver and the surrounding area with her husband and energetic two year old son.

Jaime Lauters

Social Worker

Samantha Lindeman

Restorative Justice/Educational Counselor
Samantha is thrilled to be joining the Centennial CREW this year! Sam was born in Chicago but has spent the majority of her life here in Colorado. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and K-12 Education from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, specializing in Children and Youth Development - and earned a certification in Animal-Assisted Social Work alongside her trusty professional therapy dog, Dolly. Since graduating, she has worked in non-profit and is coming to us from a middle school in Jefferson County where she focused her time building a Social-Emotional Learning program for students. Sam feels passionately about supporting students while they find inner strengths and empower themselves to find success, engagement, and happiness. When she’s not at work, her favorite things to do include traveling and finding adventures, hanging out with her husband and two dogs Dolly and Armin, and taking any chance she gets to see concerts at Red Rocks.

Nicole Tembrock

Dean of Culture
Nicole is excited to be a part of the Centennial crew! She has worked in the field of education in various capacities. She has enjoyed working in the areas of school culture, community building, service learning, social/emotional learning and positive youth development. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Tembrock earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and psychology from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University, where she was also an affiliate faculty member. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially outdoors!

Elise Seebach

School Nurse
Hi, my name is Elise and I am the school nurse. I am excited to be a part of the C.R.E.W. at Centennial! My favorite thing to do in Colorado is go camping. My family also spends a lot of time creating new things, whether it be games, recipes, or toys. This summer I plan to renovate our backyard. If your child has a chronic medical condition or a health concern and we have not spoken yet, please email or call me so that we can set up a time to discuss their needs. My goal is to team with you to ensure everyone’s health and safety while they are at school. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions!

Elsa Porras

Food Services Manager

Paola Sierra

Assistant Food Services Manager

Carlos Medina

Facility Manager